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My Story

I was asked recently (several times!) to share the story of why I do what I do; you know, why do I speak, coach, consult, teach, run a small business instead of taking a nice position as a General Manager…

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Mission Trumps All

As the founder, owner, and  leader of your business, you have an inspiration that drives you.  You must.  How do I know that?  Because without a mission or overarching purpose or drive, you wouldn’t be willing to walk the challenging…

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Get Set for Success!

Looking to grow?  Be sure to set yourself up for the best possible success.  Many businesses are working with systems that are strained at the edges (or simply operating at full capacity) and a plan for new market penetration must…

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Generosity of Spirit

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran said “For those business owners with generosity of spirit, return will always come, that’s a fact.”  That doesn’t mean that if you build it they will come, and it doesn’t mean that passion for what you…

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Final 40 Days of 2014

What will you do with them?  Of course, we’ll have holidays and winter activities, perhaps some personal reflection and social events.  Dances and gift exchanges, church services and retreats, family gatherings and visiting relatives, all are a part of December…

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Let’s Look at Things Another Way

Next week, families across America will celebrate Thanksgiving with multiple generations at the table. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about how other generations think. Family dynamics often close us off to seeing or hearing from another generation’s…

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3 Steps to Reduce Business Stress

How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time!  The same goes for any seemingly impossible task.  And doesn’t the list of stressors sometimes feel impossible?  It does for me.  So, first things first and one bite at…

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Culture is a Contact Sport

I LOVED this quote from Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity.  Terry spoke this past summer at a local business conference and stressed over and over and over again the importance of values driven culture in driving successful business.  And he…

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It’s YOUR time, don’t give it away!

The only truly finite resources we have is our time. All else can be won, lost or redesigned, but time, once spent, is gone forever. To be successful we must prioritize, leverage our time, be productive, focus, all buzzwords really…

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